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1 Current Trends in view of the UN High Level Dialogue Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager Migration and Development ‌‌‌ Oslo,

2 1 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, UN Migration and Development Process  1 st UN High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development in 2006 » First high-level event organized by the GA devoted exclusively to the issue of international migration » UN Secretary-General and his Special Representative on International Migration and Development proposed the creation of the GFMD » Global Migration Group (GMG): coherence between the UN system and IOM  One-day Informal Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development in May 2011  67 th session of the GA in December 2012 on the HLD modalities and themes  2 nd UN High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development in September 2013  69 th session of the GA in 2014: Cairo twenty years later “ICPD+20”  Commission on Population and Development (ECOSOC), Cairo 1994 » New trends in migration: Demographic Aspects (2013) » Assessment of implementation of the Cairo Programme of Action (2014)

3 2 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, The GFMD – an outcome of the UN HLD 2006  Voluntary, informal, non-binding and government-led process open to all States Members and Observers of the United Nations  Civil society representatives are invited to hold parallel meetings and share their deliberations with state  Belgium (2007), Philippines (2008), Greece (2009), Mexico (2010), Switzerland (2011)  Chair of the GFMD 2012: Mauritius  Central theme: Enhancing the human development of migrants and their contribution to the development of communities and states  Roundtables: » Circulating Labour for Inclusive Development » Factoring Migration into Development Planning » Managing Migration and Migrant Protection for Human Development Outcomes

4 3 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Assessment of the GFMD process

5 4 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Countries in the GFMD process Andorra Austria Belgium* Denmark Estonia Finland France* Germany* Greece* Hungary Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Netherlands* Portugal Slovenia Spain Sweden* Switzerland* United Kingdom* India Finland Sweden Morocco Kenya South Africa Mauritius UK France Spain Greece USA Mexico Argentina Philippines Nigeria Thailand Indonesia Australia Canada UAE Qatar

6 5 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Commitments and driving the process forward  Furthering dialogue and exchange of good practices = active governments  Voluntary funding arrangement and hosting the Forum  Steering Group, “decision-making”  Focal points and level of participation (inter-ministerial coordination at home?)  Civil Society: » Multitude of actors and wills (Migrants’ rights, PGA) » Private sector involvement » Development NGOs » Academia  Thematic discussions: » Development for whom? Move to human development, a capabilities approach » Bringing irregular migration to the agenda (Mexico and Switzerland) » Data, research  Policy coherence

7 6 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Outlook and summary of the 10 th Coordination Meeting on International Migration (February 2012)  Growing importance of South-South Migration, regional migration  Better involvement of diaspora in migration and development affairs  Protection of human rights – great concern of source countries of migrants  Migration and environmental change  Revision of the MDGs: inclusion of migration?  Renewed discussion on migration in the UN framework: stronger role of the GFMD, UN migration institution, closer cooperation of UN agencies on migration…

8 7 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Trends  Increasing number of conferences, meetings and workshops on M&D (GAMM 2012, UN HLD 2013, MDGs 2015)  Migration policies – Development policies » Policy coherence (education, trade, investment...) » Integrating migration into development planning (national, local) » Internal migration, urban development (climate change adaptation) » Dual citizenship and portability of social benefits  International organisations and regional frameworks » Strengthening the GMG (IOM, ILO, UNDP, WB, UNICEF, UN Women...) » Regional mobility: Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Organisations  GFMD and/versus Regional migration dialogues/processes  Irregularity and (silent) regularisations » Obama administration’s DREAM Act provide relief from deportation to as many as 1.4 million non-US citizens under the age of 30 (MPI)

9 8 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Megatrends for Future International Migrations IMI 2011

10 9 Malin Frankenhaeuser‌ Programme Manager for Migration and Development‌‌‌ Oslo, Global RisksGlobal Risks (World Economic Forum) IMI 2011

11 Thank you very much for your attention!

12 Malin Frankenhaeuser Programme Manager Migration and Development Phone: Fax: Gonzagagasse 1, 5th floor 1010 Vienna Austria


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